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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: May 27, 2012 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do none of them play outside US/Canada?

Bobby hates when customs searches his beard!

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: May 27, 2012 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do none of them play outside US/Canada?

Apparently Furthur got held up at the Canadian Border for an extra day last time they played in Canada at the Ottawa Blues Fest. Bob has a drug charge on his record and our brothers and sisters north of the border don't take too kindly to such transgressors.

Potential issue when travelling to other countries as well?

This post was modified by deadpolitics on 2012-05-27 21:05:22

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 27, 2012 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do none of them play outside US/Canada?

A recent drug charge?

I have a hard time believing that anyone in Furthur/associated groups would somehow have more issues in that regard at this stage of the game than other bands/musicians who play around the world.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: May 27, 2012 9:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do none of them play outside US/Canada?

http://www.jambands.com/news/2010/07/09/bob-weir-s-gnarly-border-crossing-fact-and-fiction

Last arrest was in 1980 alongside Mickey Hart during an after-show riot.

Agreed, I don't imagine that this is the sort of thing that would be an issue when booking international tours. The concern is likely about being able to turn as nice of a profit by touring in Europe or Asia as they are able to turn here in the USA.